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October 2018

Research Talk: Gail Fine

October 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 205, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

We are pleased to welcome CPAMP Distinguished Visitor Gail Fine, professor emerita at Cornell University, who will be presenting on "Knowledge and Truth in the Greatest Difficulty Argument: Parmenides 133b4–134c3".

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November 2018

WIP Talk: Andree Hahmann

November 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 205, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

Andree Hahmann (DAAD Visiting Professor of German and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania) will give a presentation to the CPAMP Work-in-Progress seminar, titled: "Did the Stoics distinguish between natural and artificial divination?" Abstract: Cicero’s De divinatione is our major source for the Stoic account of divination. The distinction between natural and artificial divination plays a crucial role for the argumentative structure of the work. Most modern scholars assume that the Stoics distinguished between these two kinds of divination primarily…

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WIP Talk: Marleen Rozemond

November 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 205, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

On Monday, November 26 we will have a work-in-progress talk from our very own Marleen Rozemond, titled “Why mills can’t think: Leibniz on perception as internal action”. Abstract: Leibniz offers a famous thought experiment in the Monadology to argue against the possibility of thinking matter: if you imagine a thinking machine the size of the mill so that you can walk into it, you won’t see anything to explain perception, he claims. All you see is parts pushing each other.…

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January 2019

Special Guest: Brad Inwood

January 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 301, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

We are pleased to announce that Brad Inwood (Professor of Philosophy and of Classics, Yale University) will kick off our spring term Greek reading group, which will be devoted to Alexander of Aphrodisias' Ethical Problems.

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February 2019

WIP Talk: Boaz Schuman

February 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 301, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

On Monday, February 4 there will be a work-in-progress talk from CPAMP graduate student Boaz Schuman, entitled "Worlds Away: Buridan's Logic for Possible Objects".

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March 2019

WIP Talk: Douglas Campbell

March 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 301, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

On Monday, March 4 there will be a work-in-progress talk from CPAMP graduate student Douglas Campbell, titled "Plato on the Body as the Cause of Psychic Disorder".

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Research Talk: David Sedley

March 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 301, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

On Monday, March 18 we are delighted to welcome Emeritus Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy David Sedley (Cambridge University), who will delivering a special research talk at our weekly CPAMP seminar, titled "The Pompeian mosaic of the philosophers".

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Colloquium: David Sedley

March 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8 Canada

The University of Toronto Philosophy Department welcomes Emeritus Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy David Sedley (Cambridge University), who will be delivering the annual Bruce Lecture with a talk titled "Theological Dualism and the Origins of Greek Philosophy". Professor Sedley’s research is in 1st century BC philosophy and Plato’s Phaedo. His publications include Creationism and its Critics in Antiquity, 2007 (Berkeley) and The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato’s Theaetetus, 2004 (Oxford).

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ATWAP 2019

March 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - March 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8 Canada

The eleventh Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy will take place this year on March 22 & 23, 2019, on the theme of "Aristotle's Hylomorphism". For more details, please click here.

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April 2019

WIP Talk: Wolfgang Mann

April 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building, Room 301, 125 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

Wolfgang Mann (Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University) will give a presentation to the CPAMP Work-in-Progress seminar, titled "The Slogan ouk estin antilegein and the Late-Learners in the Sophist".

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